Finding More by Living with LessAgur's contribution to the Bible is a mere 33 verses. This is where we find our first biblical definition of Enough
"O God, I bet two favors from you; let me have them before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty or riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs." Prov 30:7&8
Oh if we could just embrace Enough the way Agur did. Often our idea of enough is strongly influenced by the people and things around us. We have to fight an upward stream kind of fight to find contentment with what we have. The blessing in that contentment though is finding much more joy and happiness with living with less. What we need versus what we want is sometimes hard for our selfish human nature to determine. Jesus never struggled with the concept of enough. He knew God promised to five us what we need for this day and he was content with that.
This book was absolutely wonderful. I am requiring my teens to read it. I would love them to go on a mission trip to a country where their enough is much less than ours, but in the meantime this book will provide them with some food for thought. We have already begun asking ourselves if an item is something we need or just want and using this new filter to define our enough. I felt I was doing fairly well in this area prior to reading the book. Enough has given me more reason to strive toward an even better balance.
A must read for all Christians!!
“Available July 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
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